Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy aka Will Oldham is to perform two special shows at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on January 26 and 27.
These shows will be Oldham’s first major UK dates since headlining 2005’s Green Man Festival and playing London’s Forum the same year with one of his side-projects, Superwolf, with Matt Sweeney.
He released his latest album, “The Letting Go”, in September and these shows will be the first opportunity to hear the new material live.
In addition to his own projects, Will Oldham often plays and records with other musicians, including bands Box of Chocolates, Amalgamated Sons of Rest, Superwolf (with Matt Sweeney), Continental OP (with David Pajo), Current 93, the Silver Jews (with David Berman) and he has also collaborated with numerous artists over the years including Johnny Cash, Joanna Newsom, PJ Harvey and Bjork.
Not content with a busy musical life, Oldham has also turned his hand to acting and has appeared in several films such as Academy Award-nominated Junebug (2005), The Guatemalan Handshake (2005) and most recently appeared in Old Joy (2006).
Glenn Max, Producer of Music Programmes at the Queen Elizabeth Hall enthuses about the forthcoming shows saying, “I am thrilled to bring Bonnie Prince Billy over to London for two special nights in January. As an actor, musician and songwriter his reputation has grown over the last 5 years and he’s a hero to many.”
He adds, “He is an enigmatic artist whose work possesses great drama and a unique intimacy. His South Bank Centre dates provide a platform to hear material from his latest album live and will give UK audiences an insight into his beautifully strange and intimate world in this rare London appearance.”